More Tips on Preparing Your Home for Sale

by on July 15, 2009

A few more suggestions…

• If you have limited counter space in the kitchen, keep unnecessary items put away.

• Keep children’s toys out of the front yard, sidewalks and front porch.

• Clean the ashes out of the fireplace.

• Make sure that the pull-down staircase is working correctly. Be sure there is light in the attic.

• The pool needs to be sparkling and free of leaves.

For those willing to go the extra mile…

• There are some things you can do that will really add flair to your house. If your house is the least bit dated, changing out wallpaper in the entry, kitchen or bathroom and replacing outdated light fixtures adds desirability.

• Fresh paint on interior and/or exterior where needed.

• New appliances in the kitchen can be an exciting feature that can actually make the difference in a buyer choosing your home over another.

Showing your home…

• When you leave the house in the morning or during the day, leave it as if you know its going to be shown.

• Keep good scents in the house, such as potpourri or simmering pots or candles.

• Make sure all the lights are on and window treatments are open.

• Turn off the television.

• Keep pets out of the way – preferably out of the house. Many people are uncomfortable around some animals and may even be allergic to them.

• Leave your premises. Take a short break while your home is being shown. Buyers are intimidated when sellers are present and tend to hurry through the house.

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